By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
All is now set for the 27th Convocation Ceremony of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Award of Academic and Honorary Degrees.
Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and incumbent President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina would be conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science.
According to the programme of activities lined up for the ceremony, the events would start on Friday, January 24, 2020 with Jumat Service at the University Mosque by 1.00 pm, to be followed by a Theatre Performance at the FUNAAB Ceremonial Building by 4.00 pm while a Film Show titled, “The Boy that Harnessed the Wind” by ‘Tunde Kelani follows immediately after the performance at the same venue.
Inter-denominational Church Service is scheduled for Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the University Chapel by 9.30 am.
The Convocation Press Conference is to hold by 10.00 am at the Senate Chamber on Monday, January 27, 2020, to be followed immediately by Commissioning of Projects at 11.00 am, and Research and Agricultural Fair at FUNAAB Ceremonial Building, beginning at 12.00noon.
Following at 2.00 pm at the FUNAAB Ceremonial Building, is the Convocation Lecture, titled “The Beast Unburdened Once Again: Artificial Intelligence and Life More Abundant”, to be delivered by a renowned media guru and Executive Director,
The Nation newspapers, Prof. Adebayo Williams, under the Chairmanship of Prof. Ayoade Ogunkunle of the Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
The climax of the events is the award of Academic and Honorary Degrees, as well as the conferment of Academic titles of Emeritus Professorship on Prof. Julius Okojie and Prof. Israel Adu on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 starting from 10.00 am at FUNAAB Ceremonial Building.